As part of the ongoing feud between James LaMountain and some of the town officials are allegations that some individuals live in a trailer on the hillside property. Howard Fife is also a member of the Conservation Commission who has ongoing issues with James LaMountain.
Jack Keough recently voiced his wish to be no longer zoning enforcing officer. Just last Tuesday, the selectboard appointed Nelson Burlingame from Charlton as the new Zoning enforcing Officer. Burlingame is also chairman of the Charlton Board of Health.
Nelson Burlingame is the president of NBC Construction Co. Inc. The company was incorporated in 2004 and constructs residential buildings with a staff of approximately six. The company is located on 184 Burlingame Rd in Charlton.
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Comments:Posted on 25 Sep 2009, 7:30 by local guy
Is this the same Burlingame fella I see driving a red dump truck delivering uncovered loads of cord wood? He is no better than the rest... Good Idea fellas, bring in another person to from out of town to do your dirty work... I hope this burlingame guy's got big boots, cuz he's gonna be standing right in the middle of the crap! I see that this guy has something gain by be'n the new zoning officer.. He cuts wood and delivers it from a lot off of Leno rd.
Posted on 25 Sep 2009, 9:14 by Howard Fife is corrupt anyhow.
Below is the Law that states Zoning can not prohibit agricultural uses including bunking farm hands on a farm.
I wonder if Burlingame will let more common driveways create Illegal frontage in Holland. Maybe Jack is a better building inspector than zoning officer. Below is the Mass General Law re zoning
PART I. ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
TITLE VII. CITIES, TOWNS AND DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 40A. ZONING
Chapter 40A: Section 3. Subjects which zoning may not regulate; exemptions; public hearings; temporary manufactured home residences
Section 3. No zoning ordinance or by-law shall regulate or restrict the use of materials, or methods of construction of structures regulated by the state building code, nor shall any such ordinance or by-law prohibit, unreasonably regulate, or require a special permit for the use of land for the primary purpose of commercial agriculture, aquaculture, silviculture, horticulture, floriculture or viticulture, nor prohibit, unreasonably regulate or require a special permit for the use, expansion, reconstruction or construction of structures thereon for the primary purpose of commercial agriculture, aquaculture, silviculture, horticulture, floriculture or viticulture, including those facilities for the sale of produce, wine and dairy products, provided that either during the months of June, July, August and September of each year or during the harvest season of the primary crop raised on land of the owner or lessee, 25 per cent of such products for sale, based on either gross sales dollars or volume, have been produced by the owner or lessee of the land on which the facility is located, or at least 25 per cent of such products for sale, based on either gross annual sales or annual volume, have been produced by the owner or lessee of the land on which the facility is located and at least an additional 50 per cent of such products for sale, based upon either gross annual sales or annual volume, have been produced in Massachusetts on land other than that on which the facility is located, used for the primary purpose of commercial agriculture, aquaculture, silviculture, horticulture, floriculture or viticulture, whether by the owner or lessee of the land on which the facility is located or by another, except that all such activities may be limited to parcels of 5 acres or more in area not zoned for agriculture, aquaculture, silviculture, horticulture, floriculture or viticulture. For such purposes, land divided by a public or private way or a waterway shall be construed as 1 parcel. No zoning ordinance or by-law shall exempt land or structures from flood plain or wetlands regulations established pursuant to the General Laws. For the purposes of this section, the term "agriculture'' shall be as defined in section 1A of chapter 128, and the term horticulture shall include the growing and keeping of nursery stock and the sale thereof. Said nursery stock shall be considered to be produced by the owner or lessee of the land if it is nourished, maintained and managed while on the premises.
Posted on 25 Sep 2009, 9:29 by Partial list
Earl Johnson Selectman Tax assessor, SEE JOHNSON LANDGATE, Intimate with Gleason. Supported Gleason re Twining Complaint of March 2008,
Brian Johnson..Highway Surveyor. SEE LANDGATE AND OUR ROADS. GOOD FRIEND AND CONFIDANT OF KEVIN GLEASON
James Wettlaufer.. Selectman..See Flying J truckstop lobbying. Landgate, Gleason Fiasco, continuous lies.
Howard Fife, See Land Gate, Flying J, is a Wettlaufer Robot.
Mary Vandenberg Is a Wettlaufer Robot.
Christian Peterson.... Granted an Ilegal special permit for LandGate while serving on ZBA.
Nancy Talbot.. Redirected tax title land to her family.
I would place any appointed board members that were nominated by Johnson or Wettlaufer on this list.
Posted on 25 Sep 2009, 11:51 by Mike LaMountain
Does anyone remember why Peter Frei wasn't allowed to volunteer for the Conservation Committee even though there were multiple vacancies? I do.
Posted on 30 Sep 2009, 10:26 by A Citizen who knows
Setting the Record Straight
Hey local guy you got the wrong Burlingame. To answer your question - NO the Burlingame you see driving a red dump truck of cord wood is NOT the same Nelson Burlingame from Charlton that selectmen appointed.
Bob and Liz Burlingame recently built a new home on Leno Road and that's where the cord wood is coming from. I know them both and they are VERY NICE hard working residents (& definitely not corrupt). They previously lived @ 8 Linder Road.